Join Date: Apr 2014
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Thanks guys. Good info.
However, long ago, my concern is once while retrieving our RV out of open lot storage, and after a rain, pulling it uphill on grass to paved drive, I would engaged the electric locking rear. While pulling RV uphill, had to make right turn once on the pavement. What I heard was kinda loud clicking or knocks from the rear, while moving forward slowly, in that turn.
I understand how Rear end differential work, being a mechanic myself. And understand limited slip rear types, with clutch. I did drag racing in my youth, learned to move forward a bit, then back straight and pull forward some. That puts differential transfer to both wheels yielding better traction.
But this electric lock has me baffled. Guessing can only use when pulling straight ahead, no turning, like stuck in mud or pulling boat trailer on wet ramp . Yet some of you mention can do burn outs in circles! One other person on this forum said some Time ago, “could snap axles”.
Maybe something wrong with this setup when put in lock mode? Needless to say that loud sound from the rear scared me, and resorted to not using it, except for straight ahead movements. Or not at all. Hoping someone could shed more light why I heard, felt that noise, action on that turn.
And oh, the truck suffers from that harmonic bouncing at 42-49 mph. Instead of “keep on trucking”, add “and bouncing” with it!